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Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2017, 03:02 AM
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Posted By Mel H
Thank you Ibrahiim another nice mark for my...

Thank you Ibrahiim another nice mark for my collection, I collected together a picture of every Shotley Bridge name stamping or fox of any type that I saw, in the flesh, as it were, or from books or...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2017, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Mel H
It has to be said that here in the U.K. where...

It has to be said that here in the U.K. where matters of government and industry are discussed, the North / South divide is usually introduced into the equation. I'm sure that a couple of centuries...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2017, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Mel H
Not too sure about that, they're a little wide...

Not too sure about that, they're a little wide toward the tips they could be straight infantry sword blades that would fit better with the date.
Mel.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Mel H
The smallsword, apart from being an expensive...

The smallsword, apart from being an expensive fashion accessory was simply a weapon designed to do quick and severe damage from a distance, whether it was for self defence or a duel. The blade no...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Mel H
Hi there, I don't mind the third degree, but...

Hi there, I don't mind the third degree, but having said that, I don't consider myself to be an expert, I'm just a keen student of antique arms and armour who's learned a reasonable amount over a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2017, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Mel H
Some observations on three sided hollow ground blades

There has been some discussion here of smallswords and whether any were produced at SB. One of the fascinations for collecting smallswords is the almost infinite variety of hilt designs in existence....
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2017, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Mel H
In over fifty years of collecting I can safely...

In over fifty years of collecting I can safely say that I've seen very few available swords with the Shotley Bridge name on the blade, most of which were straight blades. The more common offerings...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 319
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Posted By Mel H
Hello all, I've been a follower of the site for...

Hello all, I've been a follower of the site for quite a long time and have recently taken the step of 'signing up', this is my first post.
I've long had an interest in the blades made at Shotley...
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